Our goal is to build on the work people like you are already doing in your community, working to make positive change, overcoming social barriers and improving the health of each other and our planet. Working together, we can build a future for our province that is good for us now and for generations to come.
The South March Highlands (SMH) is an urban forest in Kanata North. Despite being home to many species-at-risk, including the Butternut tree, Blanding's Turtle and Least Bittern heron, and adjacent to a designated Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW), it is to be razed for home development. The developer seeks a permit to:
- Remove up to 120 Butternut trees;
- Kill, harm and harass Blanding’s Turtle; and
- Kill, harm and harass Least Bittern.
We need a government that will invest in the fundamental building blocks on which our neighbourhoods rely – from healthcare to transit, child care to public parks, bridges to local agriculture. The current situation is not working for many Canadians. Canadians are being asked to pay out-of-pocket for everything from prescription medicine to dental care, while child care is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Many households are having trouble making ends meet. We want to invest in our communities, because strong communities are the foundation on which Canada has been built, and on which Canada depends.
The Green Party platform is a plan for all Canadians, for our democracy, our economy, our communities – our future. It is a plan for safe, happy, fulfilled and enriched lives. It is a plan to help those in need, to support small business and to grow local communities. It is a plan filled with optimism and conviction, not fear and the status quo. We hope it will inspire you to join us, and to vote Green on October 19.